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Bruins vs. Capitals Preview: Shut 'em down

It's a new day. Let's shut down Ovechkin.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.

TV Broadcast: FX-CA, NESN.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Japers' Rink

Season Record: Bruins: 1-1-0 | Capitals 0-1-0

Capitals Lines:

Alexander Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Eric Fehr

Marcus Johansson - Andre Burakovsky - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Joel Ward

Liam O’Brien - Evengy Kuznetsov -Chris Brown

Brooks Orpik - John Carlson

Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen

Jack Hillen - Matt Schmidt

Goaltenders: Braden Holtby, Justin Peters

Bruins Lines:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Milan Lucic - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser

Daniel Paille - Craig Cunningham - Bobby Robins

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Game Notes:

  • Last season Boston won two of three meetings with Washington.
  • During practice this morning, Chara took Lucic's stick to the face. Big Z stayed on the ice for duration of practice though, and will still play tonight. Krejci and Campbell are still out. Per usual, we can expect a lot out of Krug-Miller and Dougie Hamilton.
  • The Capitals fell to the Habs in their season opener, but they showcased strong penalty killing (all five of Habs power plays were thwarted) and great defensive chemistry. Caps defense is already far more threatening than last year.
  • For the sixth time in NHL history, all 30 teams are playing today. It finally smells like hockey season.


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